Associate French speaking

Closing date
10 Jun 2022
Associate, French SpeakingLondonMonday - Friday£ Competitive + benefitsBuilding and maintaining a good relationship with clients, institutional investors, custodian banks and other parties.D.F. King is renowned worldwide for securing shareholder support in corporate actions involving shares. We specialise in designing, organising and executing campaigns for Annual General Meetings, Extraordinary General Meetings, takeovers, proxy defences, shareholder activism and corporate governance advisory.As a French Speaking Associate, you will directly contribute to servicing our listed company clients (DAX30 and others) by assisting account managers with campaign projects which are delivered and presented on a regular basis to C-Suite Executives, IROs, Board Members and company advisors.If you're looking for the next challenge in a truly global, dynamic organisation, then this could be a great opportunity for you.What you'll be doing:
  • Ensuring a successful outcome for our clients through assisting the account managers with the various workstreams involved
  • Building and maintaining a good relationship with clients, institutional investors, custodian banks and other parties
  • Increasing own knowledge of proxy solicitation, ESG, market regulations and practises in order to progress and gain autonomy
  • Assisting with set-up of new projects including research and report preparation
  • Organising client roadshows with institutional investors, listening to calls and writing transcriptions
  • Contacting financial institutions (investment houses, custodian banks etc.) via email and phone to inform them of client events (AGMs, EGMs, etc.,) and obtain feedback
  • Research of institutional investor behaviour towards AGMs, EGMs, etc., via the internet, media tools and databases
  • Analysing data
  • Producing/writing/reviewing reports in a variety of formats including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Support Senior staff with research, including ESG topics for other projects as required
  • Demonstrating learning of the business through contributions to discussions and projects
What we're looking for:
  • No prior knowledge of proxy solicitation or financial markets is required, but either would be advantageous
  • Fluent in German (spoken and written). Additional languages would be an advantage
  • Affinity to working independently and taking responsibility
  • Analytically minded with excellent verbal communication and report writing skills
  • Excellent work load management capacity
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge in Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • A team player who will take responsibility of their clients' needs and who will happily assist with other group projects
  • Diligence and accuracy. Excellent attention to detail
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with various departments.
  • Analyse client portfolio to look out for sale opportunities to grow revenue
  • Commercial Awareness to understand client requirements
  • Apply critical thinking to help achieve solutions. Problem solving skills
About Link Group / Corporate Markets:Link Group works in partnership internationally with almost 7,000 clients including asset managers and investors, business managers, asset owners, trustees, issuers and borrowers. We provide the infrastructure through which assets are secured or deployed in both regulated and unregulated markets.We offer industry-leading shareholder services through Link Marke...

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